Adversity is less terrifying than hope: Ventas Inc (VTR)

With 3.12 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 2.06 million shares. During the session, the REIT – Healthcare Facilities company that operates in wider Real Estate sector, reached to the highest price of $45.50 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $44.70. The 52-week range on VTR shows that it touched its highest point at $52.02 and its lowest point at $39.33 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $53.37. With its current market cap of 18.14 billion, VTR has annualized dividend of $1.80 while the current yield stands at 3.99%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.31.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of VTR was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -2.80%, but this was down by -7.43% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 1.83% while six-month performance fell -0.73%. The stock lost -12.69% in the past year, while it has lost -9.53% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for VTR yields 0.01 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.48. For the next quarter, that number is -0.16. This implies an EPS growth rate of 66.67% for this year and -1107.14% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 402.38 million VTR shares are outstanding with a float of 400.60 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 7.6 million, which was 1.89% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to VTI as the firm’s Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, VRT serves as its Vertiv Holdings, LLC.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for VTR since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With VTR analysts setting a high price target of $61.00 and a low target of $47.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $53.37. Based on these targets, VTR could surge 35.28% to reach the target high and rise by 4.24% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 18.36% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded VTR stock several times over the past three months with 3 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 90 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 56 while that of sell transactions has risen to 8 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 57,512 while 32,522 shares were sold.